Resignation

Tired of swimming.
Treading water, not for rest
but punctuation.

**

When wading through treacle
Develop a sweet tooth
Carry pastry cases
Clotted cream and a spoon.

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Impasse

Amparse, amparse: lower set of French class
Ompasse, ompasse: shove it up your pomp ass
Umpasse, umpasse: stick it up your jumped-up ass
Impasse, impasse: stick to English, jackass.

[Sorry. I know it’s a bit mean but the continuing need for the use of this word has turned what was once an endearing characteristic into a bugbear]

Fibbertibigot

Smoked out kipper is building again
With concerns for Brexit’s “betrayal”
He wants to command a revivalist band
(Like UKIP but with different veils).

Farage has reached his breaking point
On claims to higher moral ground
And now intends to reoffend
And take his fundament to town

The xenophobic whisperer
Is taking back control
On his nudge-nudge-wink-wink hobby horse
His cause and cherished goal

A maggot in the apple
In the orchard of this ancient land
Now buzzes for attention with his
“Isn’t it interesting..?” brand

The necrotising fasciitis
Ulcerating England’s soul
Is menacing the sepsis, now,
That poisoned his, so long ago

Terracing

The common ground
Pounding in pounds
Shilling for dollars
Shilling for rubles
Some, for half a crown

Queen makes plea

The Queen is magnificent and I loathe that she has to watch the United Kingdom and its people unravel so. She is right, in principle. Nevertheless:

”With respect, your Majesty, it’s not just difficult to ‘respect’ points of view founded on ignorance, xenophobia & lies… it’s downright dangerous.” ~ James O’Brien (25/01/19) LBC

‘If I may be so impertinent as to remind Her Majesty of this, “stick to your guns” is every bit as ancient a piece of wisdom as “seek the common ground”’ ~ Matthew Parris (25/01/19) Times